Amy Gore and Her Valentines, “In Love.” Amy Gore injects some pop sugar into her gritty Detroit garage rock on “In Love,” a fine disc full of smart, catchy rock ‘n’ roll.
Gore, who fronted the Gore Gore Girls, has assembled a Detroit rock supergroup as Her Valentines. Guitarist Jackson Smith is the son of Patti and the late Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith of the MC5, plays in the Patti Smith Group and has recorded with the likes of Steve Earle and Elton John. Bassist Leann Banks was in the Von…L. KENT WOLGAMOTT / Lincoln Journal StarJournal Star
Detroit garage queen Amy Gore, late of Gorevette and the Gore Gore Girls, recently debuted her new band the Valentines via the In Love album. Originally named Amy Gore and the Squires, Gore assembled Jackson Smith (T-Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue, Electric Six) on guitar, Leann Banks (the Von Bondies) on bass and Joe Leone (Grayling, Fletcher Pratt) hitting the skins.
In Love was produced, engineered and mixed by Al Sutton and includes special guests Luis Resto (Was (Not Was), Eminem),…Blurt
Amy Gore is a singer who writes and plays guitar. Her songs are rock anthems, with a slammin’ pop bite and a hint of country. Her music features heavy-hitting beats with electrifying riffs. She has released three albums, her latest featuring the Valentines is entitled “In Love.” She has performed at all the music venues in the city, and throughout the US, opening for Blondie’s Endangered Species tour as “Gorvette,” stemming from a collab with Nikki Corvette.Nicole Wrona CW50
Amy Gore ”In Love”
As leader of garage rock darlings The Gore Gore Girls, Amy Gore wears her classic pop influences well. She sounds like a mix of Karla Kane (Corner Laughers) and Chrissy Hynde (Pretenders) with an sharp romantic wit. “Driving Around” is perfect crusin’ music, a hummable melody that sticks in your head for the whole trip. Continuing with The car theme, “Cadillac” has some neat guitar licks and “Just A Dream” is another memorable single. Amy shows us a softer …Power Popaholic
Amy Gore and Her Valentines will release their debut album, In Love, October 13.
The band will host a record-release party that night at the Lager House in Detroit.
In Love was produced, engineered and mixed by Al Sutton and includes special guests Luis Resto (Was (Not Was), Eminem), funk guitarist Dennis Coffey and guitarist Jackson Smith’s pianist sister, Jesse Paris Smith.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Amy Gore has been the heart and soul of bands like Gore Gore Girls and Gorevette, …Guitar WorldGuitar World